Michael Victor ▪ MVR

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The largest of Michael Victor ▪ MVR’s digital paintings, derived from artworks he paints with hard pastels and then scans, recall Post-Impressionism. But instead of small markings of paint, MVR’s landscapes develop from ‘found pixels’ that make up ‘rasterized’ art work. Lucent textured-color effects, which arise from distinctive hand-drawn patterns of pastel pigments, serve as ‘raw material’ for painting. Throughout MVR’s ‘pixel painting’ with it, a magnetic psychic quality binds intricate tessellations together; in his most advanced works, vast interrelated elements render them spatially eloquent. While some works recall Degas and others Seurat, the artist engages his pixels, colors, and the spatial breadths of his landscapes on their own terms, confronting his paintings with questions to be answered through his process of close-up investigation, discovery, and interpretation of ‘captured’ pixels. The result is an organic response to the incessant stream of pixels delivered by 21st century mass media; a priori realities saturated with natural, often fantastic textures and colors to simulate familiar landscape environments. Via the above, the atmosphere in MVR’s work goes electric with amplified vitality – felt from works’ broad, sweeping strokes down to minute pixel configurations – reminiscent of Seurat. The difference is — owing to variations in landscapes, times of year, light conditions, and hand-rendering techniques – as MVR claims, “source pixels have such tremendous variety in configurations to yield dozens of fresh artistic effects.” Equipped with new, efficient means of digital assembly, such numbers of innovative works from him may very well be on the horizon.

Featured Artworks
Christopher Street Park Pier_ Lazy Hazy NYC Sun
Castle Central Central Park_ The ‘Coolest’ Weather Center on Earth
Flash Thunder Rollin’ On A River_ Out of Liberty X
Stevens I.T. Riverfront Bluff Landscape_ Composite Pastel River of Pxels
NYs Riverine Thruway@Hudson Tappan Zee ▪1664_N Span Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge
The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ And A Spectrum of Blues (triptych)
The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ For Whites and Blacks (triptych)
The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ For the Reds to Yellows (triptych)
Berkshires Autumn Wetland in Peak Pastel Color
Fire Island National Seashore_Atlantic Ocean Sails
West Greenwich Village Pier_ Hoboken NJ Storm

Michael Victor ▪ MVR

Christopher Street Park Pier_ Lazy Hazy NYC Sun

Mixed Media Digital Print
36" x 24"

The largest of Michael Victor ▪ MVR’s digital paintings, derived from artworks he paints with hard pastels and then scans, recall Post-Impressionism. But instead of small markings of paint, MVR’s landscapes develop from ‘found pixels’ that make up ‘rasterized’ art work. Lucent textured-color effects, which arise from distinctive hand-drawn patterns of pastel pigments, serve as ‘raw material’ for painting. Throughout MVR’s ‘pixel painting’ with it, a magnetic psychic quality binds intricate tessellations together; in his most advanced works, vast interrelated elements render them spatially eloquent. While some works recall Degas and others Seurat, the artist engages his pixels, colors, and the spatial breadths of his landscapes on their own terms, confronting his paintings with questions to be answered through his process of close-up investigation, discovery, and interpretation of ‘captured’ pixels. The result is an organic response to the incessant stream of pixels delivered by 21st century mass media; a priori realities saturated with natural, often fantastic textures and colors to simulate familiar landscape environments. Via the above, the atmosphere in MVR’s work goes electric with amplified vitality – felt from works’ broad, sweeping strokes down to minute pixel configurations – reminiscent of Seurat. The difference is — owing to variations in landscapes, times of year, light conditions, and hand-rendering techniques – as MVR claims, “source pixels have such tremendous variety in configurations to yield dozens of fresh artistic effects.” Equipped with new, efficient means of digital assembly, such numbers of innovative works from him may very well be on the horizon.

Christopher Street Park Pier_ Lazy Hazy NYC Sun

Mixed Media Digital Print
36" x 24"

Castle Central Central Park_ The ‘Coolest’ Weather Center on Earth

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
44" x 32"

Flash Thunder Rollin’ On A River_ Out of Liberty X

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
31.5" x 48"

Stevens I.T. Riverfront Bluff Landscape_ Composite Pastel River of Pxels

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
31.5" x 48"

NYs Riverine Thruway@Hudson Tappan Zee ▪1664_N Span Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
31.5" x 48"

The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ And A Spectrum of Blues (triptych)

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
44" x 31.5"

The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ For Whites and Blacks (triptych)

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
44" x 31.5"

The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberty_ For the Reds to Yellows (triptych)

Hard Pastels with Multi-media
44" x 31.5"

Berkshires Autumn Wetland in Peak Pastel Color

Mixed Media Digital Print
24" x 30"

Fire Island National Seashore_Atlantic Ocean Sails

Sails Mixed Media Digital Print
18" x 24"

West Greenwich Village Pier_ Hoboken NJ Storm

Mixed Media Digital Print
30" x 48"

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View Michael Victor ▪ MVR's Past Exhibitions

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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